bareMinerals Holiday 2012 Gift Sets!! Review, Pictures & Swatches!

bareMinerals has always been the leader in great holiday gift sets. Take a look at this year’s fabulous selection! I had a chance to try two of the eye shadow palettes, The Star Treatment and The Finer Things, the Hot To Trot Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss set and the new Ready Luminizer in The Shining Moment. So let’s start there!

The Star Treatment ($40)Limited Edition  is a beautiful palette, featuring eight pure, intense, provocative shades plus Prime Time™ Eyelid Primer. I adore the Ready eye shadow formula–these shadow are pigmented, long-lasting , creamy, easy to blend and of course powered by the proprietary SeaNutritive Mineral™ Complex. apply over Prime Time Eyelid Primer to maximize the intensity and staying power of eye shadows for crease-proof, fade-proof looks.

The Star Treatment consists of:

  • VIP is a matte black with silver sparkle
  • Connoisseur is a shimmery golden copper
  • Carte Blanche is a matte icy white
  • Ritzy is shimmery cocoa with a touch of gold
  • Kudos is a beautiful pale green/gray duochrome
  • Bragging Rights is a shimmery rose with a gold overlay
  • Elitist is a shimmery olive green
  • Extravagance is a pale yellow gold
  • a mini Prime Time eyelid primer

VIP, Conssoisseur, Carte Blanche, Ritzy


Kudos, Bragging Rights, Elitist, Extravagance

The Star Treatment is a really beautiful selection of eight warm neutral shades in the fantastic Ready formula that I love!  This palette is the high quality we’ve come to expect from bareMinerals–the shadows are so creamy and smooth! The  packaging is a sleek silver mirror finish. Having a reflective surface, it does collect fingerprints very easily, I just wipe it down every time I use it. I wanted to mention it in case it might bother some of you.

Overall Thoughts: All of the shadows in this palette have a buttery smooth texture, are easy to blend and well pigmented. The mix of shimmer and matte shadows iws well thought out.  The included brush is  useful. At $40 for eight eye shadows, this is a great buy that you will reach for all fall and winter. AND as always, READY eye shadows have no parabens, binders, filler or harsh chemicals.

bareMinerals Hot To Trot Marvelous Moxie Lipglosses ($25) – These glosses have long-term wear as well as excellent pigmentation. I can also use this on top of lipstick for additional shine.  I love the shiny mirror finish and the vivid color. These glosses have a slight tingle to them and a vanilla mint scent and flavor. If the Buxom are too strong for you, the Moxie glosses are a perfect choice. The design of the doe foot applicator is specially angled to allow for precise application. I especially appreciate this application, because as I age, my lip line becomes blurry and this applicator helps me get a line, defined lip line. glosses are quickly finding a permanent place in my makeup bag.  The is the doe-foot applicator makes application easy–no  mirror needed!

  • Marvelous MoxieTM Lipgloss in Maverick (rosewood shimmer)
  • Marvelous MoxieTM Lipgloss in Smooth Talker (golden pink)
  • Marvelous MoxieTM Lipgloss in Firecracker (candied apple)
  • Marvelous MoxieTM Lipgloss in Smarty Pants (shimmering shell)
  • Marvelous MoxieTM Lipgloss in Dreamer (golden sand)

Marvelous Moxie Hot to Trot Liglosses

Also available in cooler shades. Check out Cool as Ice.

 bareMinerals The Finer Things Eye Shadow Palette ($40) Limited Edition

bareMinerals The Finer Things

An extraordinary eye shadow palette, featuring 8 provocative shades plus Prime Time Eyelid Primer.  Consists of:

  • Penthouse -deep navy with blue sparkle
  • Custom Made – soft metallic pink
  • Chateau – satin charcoal blue
  • Truffle – shimmery beautiful golden bronze

BM Penthouse, Custom Made, Chateau, Truffle

  • First Class – shimmery mossy green
  • Upgrade – pale metallic lavender
  • Five Star – satin white
  • Private Isle – striking satin lake blue

First Class, Upgrade, Five Star, Private Isle

A quick look with The Finer Things–First Class on the lid, Truffle in the crease and Private Isle for liner.

In my opinion, The Finer Things is a little more versatile than The Star Treatment. There is a very nice mix of satin and shimmery finishes and lovely universal colors. At $40 for 8 eye shadows, a double-ended brush and a mini eye primer, this is a fantastic deal!

More bareMinerals Holiday–

Light Show ($54.00) Limited Edition – Light things up with a palette radiating in shades sure to ignite the night, plus a sleek and chic bag. Exclusively available at bareMinerals boutiques and

Simply Irresistible ($49.00) Limited Edition – An alluring 9-piece collection of rich, luxurious shades for eyes, lips and cheeks.

Deluxe Original SPF Foundation ($38.00) Limited Edition- A limited edition, deluxe size of award-winning ORIGINAL SPF 15 Foundation for flawless coverage with a naturally luminous finish.

Fab in a Flash ($18.00) Limited Edition –  Get out the door looking gorgeous with this 3-piece collection of mini grab-and-go essentials, includes mini mascara, lipgloss, and eyeliner.

Shine On ($45.00) Limited Edition – Let your beautiful self shine with this glowing palette for eyes, lips and face, plus a stunning makeup bag. Exclusive to Ulta.

Ready Luminizer ($26.00) Limited EditionEnhance your complexion with a radiant, lit-from-within glow in two stunning shades with skin-nourishing benefits. Available in The Love Affair and The Shining Moment. Read my review of The Shining Moment here.

White Hot ($54.00) Limited Edition – Spark a trend with this palette of sultry shades for a look that’s as beautifully cool as it is stunningly hot, plus a chic bag. Exclusively available at Macy’s, Dillard’s, Nordstom and fine spas and salons.

Flawless Definition Mascara ($18.00) Limited Edition– A trio of mascaras that will leave your lashes looking lush in the blink of an eye.

A Vision in Velvet ($79.00) Limited Edition– Dress up in 10 velvet matte eyecolors & 10 velvet satin eyecolors for endless irresistible looks.

Night Vision ($29.00) Limited EditionA collection of Round the Clock™ Waterproof Eyeliners for stunning eye looks guaranteed to dazzle after dark.

Fired Up ($45.00) Limited EditionHeat things up with this sizzling palette for eyes, lips and cheeks, plus a dazzling makeup bag. Exclusively at Sephora &

Balance Boost Kit ($29.50) Limited Edition – Bare Minerals infused their Mineral Veil finishing powder with a subtle apricot tint to wake up your complexion while balancing skin tone. This limited-edition Balance & Boost Mineral Veil finishing powder imparts a quiet boost of color to counteract dull skin for a fresh, flawless look all day.

Best & Most Brilliant Kit ($49.00) Limited Edition Brightening Pearl Mineral Veil Finishing Powder, Dual-Sided Hint Blush, Bright Radiance All- Over Face Color, Prime Time Eyelid Primer, Well Rested SPF 20 Eye Brightener, Flawless Definition Volumizing Mascara in black, Best Friend Lip Balm, Double-Ended Seamless Blending Brush, Deluxe Sample of Deep Cleansing Foam.

Glow Getters Limited EditionFeatures blush, eye shadow, and gloss.

Light Up the Room ($39) Limited Edition – All about the eyes and brightening!

Seize the Day ($29.00) Limited EditionRound the Clock Waterproof Eyeliner in 10 AM (golden sage), Round the Clock Waterproof Eyeliner in Noon (deepest navy), Round the Clock Waterproof Eyeliner in 1 PM, Round the Clock Waterproof Eyeliner in 3 PM (deep brown shimmer), Round the Clock Waterproof Eyeliner in 5 PM (deep plum), Pencil Sharpener.

The Dream Team($49)  (Limited Edition) – Holiday brush set.

Mini Masters ($25) (Limited Edition) Silver-hued brush set.

Main Attraction ($32) (Limited Edition) Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover, gloss, mini brush, eyeliner, and eye shadow.

Scene Stealer ($32) (Limited Edition) – Eye Makeup Remover, Eyeliner, Pretty Amazing Lip Color, Prime-Time Shadow in Pink Sugar.

Renew & Replenish ($60) (Limited Edition) Travel-sizes of Pure Transformation Night Treatment, Exfoliating Treatment Cleanser, Purely Nourishing Moisturizer, and Active Cell Renewal Night Serum.

The Royal Treatment ($85) (Limited Edition) – 15-pc gift set featuring eye shadows, blushes, glosses, mascara and a luxe metallic bag.  The BIG ‘un!!

Anything catch your eye? There’s so much to choose from!!!